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It’s Overtime in Olympia – At Taxpayers Expense

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling a special session in Olympia so that lawmakers can complete their work on a new two-year budget.

After a 105-day regular legislative session, the Legislature adjourned Sunday evening without coming to an agreement on a new budget

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Legislation For Minority Rights Considered

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering legislation that would allow challenges in court when minority supported candidates can't get elected in city and county elections...a house committee on Thursday heard from minority rights advocates...the b

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Protesters in Olympia Continue to Rally Against State Budget Cuts / KIT Morning News Update for Wednesday, November 30th [AUDIO]

 

Protesters continue to march in the state capitol, saying the governor's proposed cuts go to far. That story and more from KIT's Lance Tormey.

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Podcast-Rep. Dave Taylor on News/Talk 1280 KIT [AUDIO]

In this podcast, 15th District State Representative Dave Taylor talks to KIT News about the current legislative special session, and how the state budget impasse continues.

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Immigration, License Bill Voted Down in State Senate

 

A Republican-led motion to bring a vote on a bill that would have restricted driver's licenses access to illegal immigrants and attempted to stop other identification fraud was defeated Monday in the Washington state Senate, dealing proponents of the measure a major defeat.

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Measure Would Ban Plastic Bags in Washington State

A state lawmaker is renewing her efforts to ban throwaway plastic bags from retail stores in Washington.

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Rising Tuition a Threat to GET Program

One lawmaker calls it a "smokin' hot deal" — a state-run investment program that allows savvy parents to prepay for college tuition, locking in prices years before those first college-acceptance letters start arriving in the mail.

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